People who have it in their power to decline a resignation, nevertheless do not do so. By their cowardice, they cast their lot with the Maoists, and declare allegiance to tyrants on the rise.
They both want to deploy raw, illegal power to suppress lies, to give their side the upper hand in endless info wars. Neither side cares about the price in freedom. They only care who wins.
If you would like a paper version, let me know. I need some motivation to publish a bound volume.
The next issue of Reed should contain a letter that acknowledges the damage RAR did to Reed’s reputation. It would not make anyone feel better at this point, and I know it won’t appear anyway, but it might make reconciliation more likely down the line.
I like that capital G on Government. That’s exactly what the internet needs: new, Government-imposed rules to prevent companies like Facebook from mismanaging their responsibilities.
Their inability even to perceive or understand the concept of a double standard suggests they must be cynical, or stupid. Either way, you wonder why they expect anyone to listen. They waste our time.
Tinker is the lodestar for free speech in public schools.
We cannot connect with each other when we have lost freedom of thought or speech. We are lonely, isolated, and at loose ends – as sociologists like to say, atomized.
Efforts to persuade like-minded people to form intense antagonism toward non-like-minded people – indeed, to fear them and hate them – underpin most political campaigns.
Someday people who consider Jones and his opinions vile will not be on top. Then their freedom to write and speak and publish what they think will feel threatened, and they will feel marginalized. What will they say then?
When you start to feel that people respect you and like you primarily because of what you believe, you are going to feel lonely. Unconditional love is the only kind worth having, or giving.
I suppose we should expect that people so conscious of their own safety, so willing to gin up threats to advance their political aims, would also threaten others to make them feel unsafe. However your opponents respond, they lose.